Early Friday morning (late Thursday night for most), a devastating fire feasted on a historical building in Madison, Wisconsin. Local news coverage
identified the multi-use building as home to Human Head Studios
, developer of last year's long-incubated
. Thankfully, the level designers had been released from their shackles for the night. No one was harmed in the fire.
But what of the precious MEE
data? Had Marc Ecko's rags-to-renders dream
gone up in ... smoke? According to today's update
from Human Head, no. "[Though] we suffered some equipment and furniture loss due to smoke and water, we suffered no significant data loss," reports the studio. A temporary relocation plan seems to indicate that Human Head is eager to get back to work on the Ecko-endorsed project, shedding any stigma earned from Prey's
5-year development cycle.